Tampa Area Professional Photographer Association

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month at:

Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Ave.

Tampa, FL 33606

Chris Chandler


Anyone who has tried underwater photography knows that it’s far more challenging than it looks. If photography is an art and a science, then underwater photography is an art, a science and a science. Christopher has spent the past 6 years conquering the science of swimming pool-based underwater fine art portrait photography. His mastery of the science allows him to express his own unique artistic vision.


This presentation is an opportunity to experience the special challenges of working in a liquid environment. Christopher's goal is to help you begin to break through those challenges so that you can develop your own unique artistic vision.The presentation will begin with the hows and whys of photographing underwater. Christopher will share his knowledge on the technical aspects of underwater photography including: safety, equipment, weights and buoyancy management, backdrops, underwater housings, water clarity, lighting techniques, styling and wardrobe choices, and vetting and working with models.

Underwater Portrait Photography


Master teacher Kevin Floyd has had over 20 years of full time classroom teaching experience on both the college and high school level including 10 years at the Prestigious Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.  Kevin is a Studio & Gallery Owner,  holds both Master & Craftsman Degrees and is Certified by the Professional Photographers of America.  Kevin is currently serving on the board of ASP and is a Past President of Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild. He is working to earn his last speaking merit for PPA's 100 merit teaching bar in 2019.